Mumia: BIG PHARMA + BIG MONEY = NO BLAME

BIG PHARMA + BIG MONEY = NO BLAME [col. Writ. 9/15/19 (c)’19 Mumia Abu-Jamal   In recent days, we’ve heard of proposed settlements in civil suits involving big pharmaceutical companies, the very sources of opioid products (like (c) OxyContin, for example), that has left tens of thousands of people gripped in the hold of addiction. Similarly, these products have led to tens of thousands of deaths, some 70,000 annually, according to some reports. No man or woman on Death Row has come close to such a tally, [...]

HUNDREDS MARCH IN NY FOR THE INDEPENDENCE OF PUERTO RICO

JAIME TORRES TORRES - ALTERNATIVE JOURNALISM Uncensored Press The Boricua Independentist Front (The Front) carried out a massive mobilization towards the United Nations on the 151 anniversary of El Grito de Lares. They marched invoking United Nations Resolution 1514 (XV) to finally begin the process of decolonization and independence for the oldest colony in the world, Puerto Rico. The Front also marched for the immediate abolition of the Fiscal Control Board, for fair compensation after 121 years of US colonialism, for environmental protection, for the cancellation of [...]

Cuba – Que Linda Es Cuba!

Cuba, Que Linda Es Cuba by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA I went to Cuba for the first time, as part of the 50th Venceremos Brigade, for two weeks in July and August, along with over 150 others, the largest solidarity delegation in many years. The visit was eye-opening about the on-going revolutionary process and humanitarian values of their socialist society. It inspired us to oppose the US embargo/blockade against Cuba, and to organize to demand that the US recognize and respect Cuban sovereignty and dignity, stop [...]

Drop All Charges Against Venezuelan Embassy Protectors!

Drop All Charges Against Venezuelan Embassy Protectors! by Embassy Protectors Defense Committee The newly formed Embassy Protectors Defense Committee created in response to the arrest and bogus charges leveled by the Trump Administration against the last four remaining activists of the Embassy Protective Collective that occupied the Venezuela Embassy with the permission of the legitimate elected government of Venezuela for 37 days, has launched an international campaign to demand that the Trump administration drop all Federal charges against the protectors. The last remaining 4 Embassy Proctors — [...]

The Mueller Report: A Blueprint For Impeachment

The Mueller Report: A Blueprint For Impeachment by Stephen Rohde Specially condensed by the author for Change Links; full article on-line here: httpss://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-mueller-report-oh-my-god-this-is-terrible-this-is-the-end-of-my-presidency-im-fucked/ On April 18, the redacted version of the Mueller Report was released to the public. It is one of the most important documents in the history of the US presidency and it is a blueprint for the impeachment and removal of President Donald J. Trump. The Report conclusively establishes that the “Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in a sweeping and systematic [...]

Eyes: Passing of a Healer by Mumia Abu-Jamal

EYES: PASSING OF A HEALER [col. Writ. 6/7/19 (c) ’19 Mumia Abu-Jamal]   The name, Dr. Patricia Bath, is perhaps unfamiliar to you, as it was to me just a few days ago; but a colleague shared obituaries from several newspapers, and I could only be moved by the extraordinary life and achievements of Dr. Bath. She earned her medical degree from Howard University Medical School, and began her internship in the neighborhood of her birth: Harlem.   For most of her professional career, she worked as [...]

Obituary: Marta Harnecker Presente!

Marta Harnecker, The Fighter by Farooque Chowdhury Comrade Marta Harnecker has passed away. Comrade Marta died on June 15, 2019, of cancer in Canada. A relentless fighter, comrade Marta Harnecker (1937 – 2019) made valuable contributions in the areas of theory related to revolution for socialism in the broader Latin American perspective. Her struggle was for a humane world. Marta Hernecker’s was not an adventurist-head and not an adventurist-voice, which made her a leading theoretician for people of her time. Rather, years of learning from struggles helped [...]

Brazil’s Corrupt Anti-Corruption Conviction of Lula Exposed

Intercept Exposes Brazilian Misdeeds      This week, The Intercept and The Intercept Brasil published a series of articles that sent shock waves through Brazil and the world. We revealed grossly unethical conduct by the prosecutors and judge behind the criminal conviction of Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio (Lula) da Silva. These immensely powerful figures who spent years  insisting that they were apolitical anti-corruption crusaders had, in fact, secretly worked  together to undermine Lula’s right to a fair trial and convict him so he could not run in [...]

WAR: Murder Incorporated/America’s Favorite Pastime

MURDER INCORPORATED Book Two: America’s Favorite Pastime (Spoiler alert -- It’s WAR!) "empire\genocide\manifest destiny" by Mumia Abu-Jamal and Stephen Vittoria, foreword by S. Brian Willson, Afterword by David Swanson; Prison Radio, POB 411074 San Francisco CA, 2019, $20 ISBN: 978-0-9989600-6-7 Reviewed by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA This second volume of a distinctly non-academic 3-book history of US imperialism by political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and film-maker Stephen Vittoria makes it clear that "endless war" is not just a phenomenon of the 21st Century and the Bush-Obama-Trump trifecta, but [...]

Why Socialism

"Why Socialism?" by Albert Einstein, May 1949 condensed from the first issue of the socialist journal Monthly Review. According to Einstein, the profit motive of a capitalist society, in conjunction with competition among capitalists, leads to unnecessary cycles of booms and depressions, and ultimately encourages selfishness instead of cooperation. In addition, the educational system of such a society would be severely undermined because people will educate themselves only to advance their careers. This results in the "crippling of individuals" and the erosion of human creativity. Unrestrained competition [...]

Lisa Lubow – Presente!

Lisa Lubow, Presente! 1954 – 2019 “Do not go gentle into that good night … Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas After a eight-month fight against neuro-endocrine cancer, our comrade and co-founder of Converging Storms passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2019.  Converging Storms Action Network (CSAN) confronts the physics of energy and the links of the climate crisis to unsustainable capitalist growth. Committed to social justice and political activism, Lisa grew up in Hollywood, earned a PhD from UCLA, followed her [...]

Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective

Embassy Protection Collective: We’re Still Here And We’re Staying By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance   May 5, 2019 | , Newsletter httpss://popularresistance.org/embassy-protection-collective-were-still-here-and-were-staying/   The Embassy Protection Collective formed on April 10, the day after the Trump administration manipulated the Organization of American States (OAS) to change the rules so they could recognize their puppet, Juan Guaido, as president of Venezuela. The OAS could not get the required two-thirds vote to recognize a government so they changed the rules to a mere majority and barely got [...]